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Pre-Match Brief: Albion v Bolton

20 September 2013

Bolton Wanderers visit tomorrow as Oscar Garcia’s side look to extend their five-game unbeaten run and it is Spanish Day at the American Express Community Stadium.

We have a host of Spanish-themed twists to the day, including some amazing prizes to be won for the best themed fancy dress.

Click here to see what’s hot and what’s not. Winners will be selected during Fan Zone, approximately ten minutes before kick-off, so make sure you take your seat in time.

All the latest team news, travel details and any further match information will be available at www.seagulls.co.uk, on our official Facebook page and via the club's official Twitter feed @OfficialBHAFC in the build-up to the game. Plus check out our new YouTube channel for free post-match interviews and highlights, if you haven’t already.

Tickets are still available and with our new print-at-home process in place, so it's easier than ever to buy a ticket online. Click here to buy online.

Travel Guide……Parking Available
Car parking is available at the Bridge Car Park, just a few minutes' walk from the Amex, priced £15 on the day. Remember, if parking is booked online or via the ticket office, in advance of our 4pm Wednesday postal cut-off, it is available for £13. For midweek matches, cut-off is the preceding Friday at 4pm.

You can also book travel via our travel partners Seagull Travel, who pick up from points in all major Sussex towns – and even further afield.

Alternatively, our full travel service is in operation for the match, with the trains, buses and park-and-ride services included in the match-ticket package. For park-and-ride customers who will be arriving after 1.30pm, we strongly advise you to use the Brighton Racecourse site (postcode BN2 9XZ), where we have excellent capacity and a swift service.

Food and Drink
We have some tasty Spanish specials to whet your appetite pre and post-match, with special chicken & chorizo pies from Piglets Pantry. And to quench that thirst, Spain’s number one lager Cruzcampo will be available from mobile units in the North, East and West concourses. Also you are welcome to stay behind after the game for complimentary bowls of patatas bravas around the concourses, between 5.15pm and 6.15pm.

Meanwhile, Guinness will once again be available in the West lower concourse as per last season, from a mobile unit.

Get Your Spanish Day Special Seagull
David Lopez reveals his life in pictures while Andrea Orlandi tells us how the club is viewed in Spain. We go behind the scenes with Bruno's comeback and Inigo Calderon reveals his greatest game playing for Alicante.

We also catch up with new signing Craig Conway. Tomasz Kuszczak reflects on two good performances at Reading and QPR, while Rohan Ince tells us all about his schooldays. The official matchday programme is priced at £3.50 and will be available at a number of points around the Amex Stadium’s internal and external concourses.

Matchday Retail
To celebrate Spanish Day the Seagulls Superstore will be selling a range of limited edition red or yellow t-shirts, featuring our Spanish players; David Lopez, Bruno, Andrea Orlandi and Inigo Calderon. These will be available before and after the game for just £9.99. Hurry, they will only be available while stocks last.

Our second Spanish Day offer invites you to get FREE back-of-shirt printing on all 2013/14 home and away shirts purchased on the day. You may want one of the Spanish players, any other Albion player, or a personal name of your choice. Offer allows up to 12 letters and two numbers.

Win Up To £1,000 with the Hat-Trick Lottery
Albion’s Hat-Trick matchday lottery gives players three chances to win, with a Lucky Number jackpot of up to £1,000; matching the first goal time could win you £100 and there a lots of instant-win prizes, courtesy of Donatello, SeaLife, Buddies, Cineworld, Seagull Travel and stadium caterers Sodexo.

It is only £1 to enter, so look out for Hat-Trick sellers on the approach to the Amex Stadium and inside the concourses.

E-Cash Guide
We will be operating the new e-cash system tomorrow, which will be more rewarding to those fans arriving earlier and staying later. Click here for full details.

By using your smartcard to buy food and drink within the stadium you can earn a degree of cashback – and queuing time is significantly reduced. If you've not done it before, here is how you do it:

1. Visit the online Seagulls e-cash page via the fan tab at www.seagulls.co.uk
2. Log in using your unique fan number, card number and password
3. Click top up in the My Details section, and follow the on-screen instructions

Once Seagulls e-cash is loaded, you are ready to go and use your card to pay for food, drink and in the stores!

NB: After topping up your card (over the counter or online) you will need to activate the cash by holding your card on one of the smartcard readers for approximately 15 seconds.

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